The End of the Folded Map

By Matthew Nienow

Subjects: Poetry
Imprint: Distribution Partners
Paperback : 9781930337589, 30 pages, February 2011

Table of contents

Route of Wolves

The End of the Folded Map

Lunch with the Devil

True Latitude

Allergy Song

Eating the Heart

Ode to Paul Bunyan

When My Life Is in Shambles

Nocturne with Mysterious Leak

Remembering Birth during the Perseid Meteor Shower

A Map of Earlier Years

The Inner Circle

Spring Thaw

The Work after Work

When Traveling by Map and Compass Alone

Eclogue at the Edge of Darkness

Dear Cartographer

The Oldest Sound in the World

Standing at the Edge

On a Cliff above the Canon River




The River

Out on the Land



Winner of the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for 2010.

Matthew Nienow holds an MFA from the University of Washington, where he was the Lauren D. Milliman Fellow. He currently attends the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in preparation for opening his own boat shop. Author of poetry chapbooks The Smallest Working Pieces and Two Sides of the Same Thing, his poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Atlanta Review, Best New Poets 2007, Cincinnati Review, Indiana Review, New England Review, Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, and Willow Springs. He is a recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the University of Washington, and Seattle's 4Culture.


"Winner of the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for 2010, Matthew Nienow's The End of the Folded Map charts the jagged frontiers of memory with lines of metrical precision and imagistic inventiveness, rendering an atlas of our collective humanness. " — Pauline Uchmanowicz, final judge